The Keith Corporation, owner and developer of IFA’s existing Charleston Trade Center building, is expanding the automotive supplier’s facility by 211,000 square feet, bringing the total size to 487,000 square feet. To build the project, The Keith Corporation has partnered with Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a regional full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services.
The new space will be constructed using tilt-up concrete panels and structural steel with ceilings providing a 32’ clearance height. The expansion is critical to IFA’s growth as they move out of their current Ladson, S.C., facility to consolidate their South Carolina operations into one location. The expanded area will provide over 30,000 square feet of Class A office space for the relocation of IFA’s administrative and executive staff. Construction on the expansion is underway and is expected to be complete by June of 2020.